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MY JEEP WILL START BUT WON'T STAY STARTED UNLESS i HOLD DOWN THE GAS PEDAL AND BRAKE AT THE SAME TIME TO GET GOING AND WHEN i STOP IT DIES UNLESS i DO THIS

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  • tricywoo Feb 03, 2010

    Thank you for your help , I'll go try this if it doesn't work can I keep in contact with you.

    kathleen

  • tricywoo Feb 03, 2010

    thank you I will try this.
    kathleen

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Hi,
I have had the same problem with my 96 cherokee. There are several things this could be. It could be as simple as a bad ground on the engine. I would either clean up the ground it is on the passenger front side of the engine, just follow the battery cable. You may want to check to make sure everything is getting enough juice from the positive cable as well. Next you will want to check/replace the IAC. Definitely doesn't sound like a major problem. I got a 167k finally first real problem..the alternator. I would call that reliability...of course I keep it well maintained and synthetic oil...If you need further assistance please let me know.
Thank you,
Lee

Posted on Feb 03, 2010

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    Lee A. Feb 03, 2010

    Yes you can keep in contact with me. Please do keep me updated either way.
    Thanks again,
    Lee


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